Memorial for Ralph Mccombs
Norristown High Class of 1964

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Ralph Mccombs
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1964
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RALPH KERNS MCCOMBS: (JUNE 9,1947 - OCTOBER 21,2008)
NHS ALUMNI - CLASS OF 1964
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES INCLUDED BEING "WATER-BOY" FOR THE FOOTBALL TEAM AND SCHOOL NEWSPAPER WRITER JOBS. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION HE HAD SEVERAL JOBS LOCALLY WRITING FOR NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES. HE BEGAN WHAT WOULD BECOME AN EXTENSIVE CAREER IN PROFESSIONAL COUSELING FOR SOCIAL SERVICES WITH A MOVE TO COLUMBIA, MARYLAND WHERE HE BEGAN WORKING AS A HOTLINE CRISES COUSELOR
AROUND 1980 RALPH DECIDED TO ATTEND NORTH CENTRAL BIBLE COLLEGE IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA. HE GRADUATED IN 1984 WITH HIS DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL STUDIES. HE ALSO MARRIED JANET D. ROGERS MAY 24,1984 WHO WAS A CLASSMATE OF HIS AT NORTH CENTRAL. THEY RETURNED TO NORRISTOWN TOGETHER AND HAD A SON, IAN-DAVID MCCOMBS OCTOBER 25,1985. RALPH WAS A "GUEST PREACHER" AT SEVERAL LOCAL CHURCHES AND WORKED FOR MH-MR EMERGENCY SERVICES WHILE THEY LIVED HERE. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY TOOK THEM TO PORTSMOUTH,VIRGINIA WHERE RALPH WORKED FOR THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH'S SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION. RALPH'S HEALTH FAILED--UNABLE TO WORK HE FILED FOR DISABILITY. JANET AND HIM HAD DIVORCED SO AFTER FILING FOR DISABILITY HE MOVED BACK TO NORRISTOWN -STAYING WITH AN OLD FRIEND MARY KARDICK. RALPH WAS HERE FROM SEPTEMBER,2004 UNTIL OCTOBER,2008. HE SPENT A YEARS TIME AT MANOR HEALTH NURSING HOME IN KING OF PRUSSIA AFTER A SUDDEN DECLINE IN HEALTH. HE RECOVERED ENOUGH TO RETURN HOME BUT WAS ONLY HERE A WEEK BEFORE HIS SICKNESS TOOK HIM BACK TO THE HOSPITAL. HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO TOWNE WEST NURSING HOME WHERE THE DOCTORS EXPECTED THAT A FEW WEEKS SPENT REGAINING STRENGTH WOULD ALLOW HIM TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY AND ENABLE HIM TO RETURN HOME. HE DIED HERE FROM HEART COMPLICATIONS. HIS CREMATION REMAINS ARE BURIED AT RIVERSIDE CEMETERY NEXT TO HIS MOTHER AND FATHER'S. HE IS MISSED. WRITTEN BY MARY KARDICK - A FRIEND.

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- Registered as a NHS Class of 1964 alumni. 2015
- Added photos to their personal photo gallery. 2013